3M Reveals Winner of 2021 Young Scientist Challenge

October 20, 2021 3M Reveals Winner of 2021 Young Scientist Challenge

3M, in partnership with Discovery Education, has named Sarah Park from Jacksonville, Florida, the winner of its 2021 Young Scientist Challenge.

The 14th-annual contest called for students in grades 5-8 to submit a video demonstrating an innovation that could provide a solution to an everyday problem. A panel of judges then selected 10 finalists who were paired with a 3M scientist to create a prototype of their invention that solves the problem they identified.

Park developed an innovation that personalizes music therapy treatment for mental health improvement using artificial intelligence, skin response, and photoplethysmography. As the winning entry, she will receive US$25,000. To learn more about the Young Scientist Challenge, click here.

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